Unproductive

July 13, 2008

At 3pm today I realized that I had not seen another human being for twenty-four hours.  This is what happens when your spouse goes away and your neighbor goes away and you live in the woods.  It was quite enjoyable, actually, to have a day of quiet and not much else.  I can’t say I was especially productive today but I wasn’t aspiring to be which I think excuses the fact.

I slept in this morning later than I have in months.  Even the dogs were somehow amenable to this.  When I got up I made some coffee and headed out on a little hike with the dogs.  After resting for most of yesterday I convinced myself that my mystery leg pain had healed itself so I put on my running shoes and went for an easy run.  Stupid, I know.  But as I said to my coach, I am seeing the doctor tomorrow and in the event that he makes me rest it, I wanted to just have one more hot mid-day run under my belt.  I am not an idiot and I recognize that the injury doesn’t start when the doctor diagnoses it. I know that once it has begun, additional damage will add time on to my healing, but I am a little tired of juggling this injury and that one, and was just not feeling patient today.  The good news is that I applied my intelligence to this not-so-intelligent run and took preventative breaks before it started hurting.

I’m not sure what happened between my run and my swim, but there was lots of time on the couch, some on the back deck, and not much else.  I talked briefly on the phone with my future mother-in-law about wedding plans, walked the dogs, and made dinner.

It would be safe to say that I’m feeling rested and more or less ready to go back to work tomorrow.  I’ll be happy to see the doctor tomorrow and get some sort of diagnosis for my leg.  It’s hard to plan ahead if I don’t know what I’m dealing with, although I do have my suspicions.

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One Response to “Unproductive”


  1. Ness…Nice queit weekend!!! Good luck at the DR tomorrow. I am hoping for the best.
    🙂


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